Environmental Defense Fund is hiring a
Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.
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This position will be based remotely in the Upper Mississippi River Basin or New Orleans. However, it can be based remotely elsewhere in the US as long as there in willingness to travel as needed.
The vision of the EDF’s People and Nature Program is that the world meets human needs for food, water, and coastal protection in ways that improve ecosystems, rather than harming them. When it comes to natural resources in this country, we have scarcity and inefficiency problems that will be exacerbated by climate change. EDF is uniquely equipped to help fix this problem by accelerating the development of systems that make conservation and efficient land and water management profitable. We believe that this will be critical to helping the nation meet one of its greatest challenges: how to support a growing population without continuing to overspend our precious natural capital.
The Mississippi River drains 40% of the continental US, provides water to 50 cities and more than 15 million people, and accounts for 78% of the world’s exports of grains and soybeans, much of those exports shipped on the river through New Orleans. Yet, the alterations in the river and across its watersheds have had unintended consequences for water quality, wildlife habitat, and flow regimens. Now, the increasing impacts of climate change are threatening the river’s communities, agricultural systems, and ecological functions. EDF has worked for decades in both the upper basin and the lower Mississippi River delta. With deepening climate risks, EDF, with other national and local groups, seeks to connect resilience efforts across the upper and lower basin, build local capacity for new solutions, and safeguard the river, its ecology, economy, and communities.
EDF’s Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds workstream within the People and Nature team works in a bold and collaborative manner to ensure that the resilient ecosystems and communities along coasts and rivers can thrive with water and are safe, equitable, and prosperous places to live, work, and play.
As member of EDF’s Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds workstream within the People and Nature team, the Manager, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds will coordinate and implement strategic priorities to align science, policy, funding, and capacity to build landscape and community resilience across the Mississippi River Basin. Additionally, this position will cultivate relationships across the Mississippi River Basin with key stakeholders in government, corporate, academic, non-profit, and community sectors to build diverse coalitions and advocate for practical and technically sound solutions to advance the overall strategy.
The Manager will report to the Senior Director, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds, will work within a matrixed team, and will be expected to coordinate staff and consultants from multiple EDF teams including Climate Smart Agriculture, Coasts and Watersheds, Political Affairs, EDF+Business, and U.S. Region.
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
The pay range for this role is shown below.
Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.